by Andrea Mulder-Slater
To celebrate the holidays, we've decided to post a photo of a work of art (available for sale in our studio/gallery) each day between December 1st and 24th.
December 11, 2013
Today we have a line painting by Geoff. Geoff's line paintings are painted using one continuous line with a beginning, and an ending. Although it changes colour, the line never touches, or crosses itself.
First, he draws the basic image, however, that is where the planning ends. The line takes shape, as he paints it, with no set path or direction.
Intellectually, the line is one of the most basic elements of art and is nearly impossible to escape as an artist.
Fundamentally and spiritually, the line represents a certain connectedness - a thread that ties objects and individuals together.
Water, trees, land and man-made structures are all linked together.
He creates with line, not as contour, but as a full image, as miles of land, sea and sky are covered in a single stroke.
The Wharf in Winter
15" x 22"
About the artist:
Geoff is a New Brunswick artist who lives in St. Andrews. In addition to creating images using watercolour, acrylic and graphite, he also makes prints using woodblock, intaglio and lithograph techniques. His unique style of painting (which he invented more than ten years ago) is known as line painting. These are images that are created using one continuous line. He is also a muralist and his outdoor art can be seen throughout St. Andrews. Geoff studied landscape design at Fanshawe College, fine art at Georgian College and printmaking under a master printer. His work is collected worldwide.